Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois

Sixth Annual Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois

Stella ArtoisDate: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Location: North Wing Lobby at the Kentucky Exposition Center

Kick off your Kentucky Derby weekend in style at the sixth annual Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois. Mingle with horse racing celebrities as you savor an evening of exquisite cuisine and exceptional wines. Sample regional specialties, created by nationally renowned chefs along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, as you enjoy live entertainment. Join us from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. as we start the Kentucky Derby celebration with flavor! 


2014 Chef & Restaurant Information

Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois, an exciting addition to Kentucky Derby week, made its inaugural debut in the eve of the Kentucky Oaks 136, and attracted 1,000 guests.

The evening celebrates and showcases cuisine of popular horse racing destinations across the country, where masterful chefs from these cities serve samples of their signature dishes, while guests also enjoy unique wines paired with the chefs’ regional offerings, and mix and mingle with Thoroughbred horse racing celebrities.   

The event features a roster of award-winning chefs and horse racing celebrities from destinations on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, including Miami, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Toronto, Little Rock, and of course Louisville.

Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois also raises funds and awareness for hunger relief organizations. To date, a total of over $235,000 has been contributed to hunger relief locally and around the country in regions where participating chefs are located.

Churchill Downs is proud to bring you Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois and expose Louisvillians and the thousands of out-of-town guests who visit us for the Kentucky Derby each year to these great racing communities across the country and the regional flavors that make them as unique as our hometown.

Musical Entertainment for 2014

Photo of the band Az IzzThis year’s Taste of Derby entertainment will be the versatile, high energy dance band Az Izz from Atlanta, GA.

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